Scott Wright witnessed the incredible scenes of celebration when Aberdeen ended their trophy drought in 2014.
Now he wants to play his part in restoring the League Cup to the Pittodrie trophy cabinet.
In March 2014 the Dons ended a 19-year wait for silverware when they beat Inverness Caley Thistle on penalties at Parkhead to win the League Cup.
Wright, 21, was in his first year as a full-time player with the Reds and was at the final along with 40,000 other Dons fans.
Now Wright is likely to be involved tomorrow when Aberdeen play Rangers looking to get into another League Cup final.
Having witnessed the joy after the Reds’ last League Cup win, the winger wants to play a part in repeating the feat this season.
Wright said: “I remember going to the cup final when we won.
“That was my first year, full-time, at the club and I remember going down with a couple of the other Under-20 lads to final.
“The buzz that was around the whole city – not just the club – was incredible at that time.
“I’d love to be properly involved in something like that.
“I was still too young to be involved in the celebrations afterwards but I know the boys will have had a good night.
“Now, though, the focus is on tomorrow and getting a result. You can use the past as inspiration but it’s the present we’re most concerned with.”
As a local boy and Dons fan all his days, Wright, from Balmedie, knows what it means to the Red Army to reach cup finals and win silverware.
In tomorrow’s last-four clash with the Gers, the Aberdeen support will be outnumbered by their counterparts from Govan – but Wright is determined to deliver a performance to savour to propel the Reds into another cup final. He added: “I know how much it means to the fans to get to cup finals and win trophies, with me being a fan myself.
“Sometimes that means I need to take more of a step back and not get caught up in the occasion and properly assess things.
“On the other hand, I know how much it means and all the boys in the dressing room know how much it means to the fans.
“Whoever we play in the semi-final we would go out and give it our all.
“We know the fans are going to be outnumbered but they will make a good noise because they always do and hopefully we can repay them with a good performance.
“Rangers have had a great start to the season and we know it’s going to be a difficult game but we know if we play our game right then we can give them a good game.”
Aberdeen’s start to the season has been patchy with 12 points amassed from nine league games, which has left them seventh in the Premiership.
Although not happy with the start to the campaign, Wright believes it will look completely different if they can reach the League Cup final.
He said: “We’ve been a bit up and down, we’ve had some draws and some wins and also a couple of losses.
“I’ve said in the past that there is a famous thing at the club under the gaffer where we go on winning runs. It can be eight or nine games on the trot and there’s no reason for us not to be able to do that again this season.
“If that starts on Sunday then it’s brilliant and we take it from there.
“If we win on Sunday we’re in a cup final and you look at our start to the season and it’s a lot better.”
Wright has appeared once before at Hampden but it was the briefest of cameos at the end of the Scottish Cup final in 2017 as the Dons chased an equaliser following Tom Rogic’s injury-time strike for Celtic.
After returning from injury in last Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Hearts at Tynecastle, Wright would like to have a bigger role tomorrow.
He said: “I would love to play a bit more this time if I can because Hampden is a great ground.
“I’d love to think I might be in with a chance of starting.
“It’s totally up to the manager whether he sees me fit to play from the start or whether he sees me featuring from the bench.
“Whatever suits the team is fine with me.”